Friday, February 1, 2008

Counting Like The Ancient People

No inhibitions when it comes to home education. My reason for home-schooling- to allow my children to have the joy of learning- to let my children understand that they can go as far as they desire with learning, regardless of age. I am even reeducating myself during this process, learning things that were never brought to my attention (especially my history here in America and before being brought here).

Lately we have been learning about the history of our modern day number system. Why do we have decimals? Where does the base 10 come from? How does the ancient numbering systems compare with our modern day system? Do humans have a strong Number Sense? Learn the answers to those questions and more here.

Counting like the Egyptians.

Counting like the Mayans, using base 20.

Learning all the time!
Marcus Garvey School of Thought
'Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will.'